1. Connick, Marsalis Aid Big Easy Musicians' Village

    December 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST Harry Connick Jr. and Branford Marsalis have teamed with Habitat for Humanity New Orleans Area to build a Musicians' Village in the city. Harry Connick Jr. and Branford Marsalis have teamed with Habitat for Humanity New Orleans Area to build a Musicians' Village in the city. The…

  2. Don Ho Recovers From Stem Cell Procedure

    December 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST Don Ho is recovering at a hospital in Thailand after undergoing an experimental stem cell procedure on his ailing heart. Don Ho is recovering at a hospital in Thailand after undergoing an experimental stem cell procedure on his ailing heart. The 75-year-old legendary Hawaiian crooner, known…

  3. Young Buck May Avoid Trial In Vibe Case

    December 06, 2005 12:00 AM EST An agreement has been reached to "favorably" resolve the assault charge against Young Buck, who is accused of stabbing a man during last year's Vibe Awards, the rapper's attorney said. An agreement has been reached to "favorably" resolve the assault charge…

  4. Lennon Celebrated With Live Tribute, Covers

    December 06, 2005 12:00 AM EST John Lennon's legacy will be celebrated in the coming days via a live tribute on Sirius Satellite Radio to mark the 25th anniversary of his death and a covers project organized by Amnesty Internationa John Lennon's legacy will be celebrated in the coming days via a live tribute on…

  5. Springfield Returns To 'General Hospital'

    December 05, 2005 12:00 AM EST For Rick Springfield, it's a little strange to be back on his old soap-opera stomping grounds. For Rick Springfield, it's a little strange to be back on his old soap-opera stomping grounds. "I don't know if there has ever been a character that reoccurred after 23 years,…

  6. Thrice, Deftones Lead 2006 Taste Of Chaos Bill

    December 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST A wide cross-section of rock acts have signed on for the 2006 Taste of Chaos tour, which will begin Feb. 16 in San Diego and continue on to 45 additional North American cities. The bill is led by Thri A wide cross-section of rock acts have signed on for the 2006 Taste of Chaos tour, which…

  7. Murder Inc. Prosecution Completes Closing Arguments

    November 30, 2005 12:00 AM EST Jay-Z, Russell Simmons, Ashanti and Ja Rule came to show support for Irv and Chris Lorenzo "Gotti" as the prosecution and defense submitted their closing arguments on day seven of Murder Inc.'s money Jay-Z, Russell Simmons, Ashanti and Ja Rule came to show support for Irv and…

  8. Billboard Bits: Sum 41, Br. Danielson, Schematics

    November 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST News on Sum 41, Br. Danielson, Schematics "Rocked," a documentary shot during Sum 41's 10-day 2004 trip to the Democratic Republic of Congo with War Child Canada, will be released tomorrow (Nov. 29) via Universal Music Canada. The film previously aired in September in the…

  9. Billboard Bits: Muppets, LeAnn Rimes, New York Guitar Festival

    November 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST Martina McBride Joins "Muppet Christmas Carol" soundtrack, LeAnn Rimes plans free New York show and the New York Guitar Festival readies for its sixth year. Martina McBride's version of "When Love Is Gone" is a new addition to "The Muppet Christmas Carol"…

  10. McGriff, Lorenzo Link Debated At Trial

    November 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST Attorneys in the Murder Inc. money laundering trial spent nearly an hour at the bench discussing the relevance of text messages and articles that followed the shooting of 50 Cent, as day four of the t Attorneys in the Murder Inc. money laundering trial spent nearly an hour at the bench…

  11. This Day in Music

    November 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>To celebrate the release of their new album "Black & Blue," the Backstreet Boys are on hand at a fan-packed Times Square in New York to tape MTV's "Total Request Live."<br clear="non 2002 - R&B singer/pianist Hadda Brooks dies…

  12. This Day in Music

    November 18, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2003 - </b>Police and prosecutors raid Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch in Los Olivos on a $3 million arrest warrant for child molestation.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2004 - Broadway composer and jazz pianist Cy Coleman dis of a…

  13. Chart Beat

    November 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST Neil Diamond's '12 Songs' ranks among his best, Kate Bush, Annie Lennox and Cyndi Lauper return and Chris Brown ascends to No. 1. ON THE CHART WITH DIAMOND: Neil Diamond's "12 Songs" (Columbia) is instantly tied for fourth place among the Brooklyn native's…

  14. Underwood Aims For Crossover

    November 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST Unlike the winners before her, current "American Idol" champ Carrie Underwood is gunning for success in not only the pop format, but the country arena too. Unlike the winners before her, current "American Idol" champ Carrie Underwood is gunning for success in not only the…

  15. Mariah Wins Big At Vibe Awards

    November 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST Adding another chapter to her 2005 comeback story, Mariah Carey walked away the big winner at Saturday's third annual Vibe Awards. Adding another chapter to her 2005 comeback story, Mariah Carey walked away the big winner at Saturday's third annual Vibe Awards. Carey netted artist…

  16. Costello, Toussaint Teaming For New Album

    November 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST Elvis Costello is slated to head into the studio the week of Thanksgiving to record a collaborative album with songwriter/arranger/pianist Allen Toussaint. Joe Henry will produce the project for Verve Elvis Costello is slated to head into the studio the week of Thanksgiving to begin a…

  17. Haynes Rounds Up Notables For Xmas Jam

    November 10, 2005 12:00 AM EST The artist will perform with his band Gov't Mule at the event, which will also feature Trey Anastasio, Ray Lamontagne, John Scofield, Ivan Neville and John Medeski. Warren Haynes' 17th annual Christmas Jam concert is set for Dec. 17 at the Civic Center Arena in Asheville, N.C. The…

  18. Chart Beat

    November 10, 2005 12:00 AM EST Kanye's 'Gold Digger' continues to make its mark, Madonna's 'Hung Up' keeps Madonna on the dance floor, plus Brown, Fogerty, Hayes and Ray J. 'GOLD' RUSH CONTINUES: Chris Brown will have to be patient for at least one more week. His first chart entry on…

  19. Billboard Bits: Black Crowes, Dr. John, Kristofferson

    November 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST News on the Black Crowes, Dr. John, Kris Kristofferson Having recently made plans to end the year with a Dec. 31 show at New York's Madison Square Garden, the Black Crowes have announced a March 18-19 stand at London's Shepherd's Bush Empire. According to a spokesperson, the…

  20. This Day in Music

    November 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>1999 - </b>Trumpeter Lester Bowie, a founder of the Art Ensemble of Chicago and, more recently, Brass Fantasy, dies at his home in New York, of liver cancer. He is 58.<br clear="none"/><br clear="n 2004 - Brad Paisley, Chris DuBois, Neil Thrasher, and…

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